Cahill welcomes int’l break

The 25-year-old centre-back has endured a tough start to the

campaign with the Trotters after a summer of speculation linking

him with a move away from The Reebok. Liverpool, Arsenal and

Tottenham were all linked with moves for Cahill but reported bids

of £12million for the defender were unsuccessful. It means

Cahill could leave Bolton on a free next summer but he claims Euro

2012 with England is currently his priority. “It’s been a

rollercoaster season for me, and it’s been really tough at club

level,” said Cahill, who could start in central defence against

Spain on Saturday or Sweden next week. “But at international level

it’s been great, as we’ve qualified and done really well. “It’s

been difficult personally. I need to get back fully focused and

play the way I know I can.”